By Jim Grawe
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
6:26 PM CDT, July 27, 2012
The drop-off area at Wichita's Goodwill headquarters is looking a bit lean and lonely lately, making donations more appreciated than ever. And, it's donations that keep the organization going--an organization that provides jobs for hundred of Kansans with disabilities. Meanwhile, those donations help Kansans on tight budgets find something affordable to wear.
"We really need clothes for these kids to get back to school," Goodwill's Gayle Goetz says.
Kids' clothes are big sellers at Goodwill, since they are so quickly outgrown. Goetz says warm weather clothes are especially in short supply.
"Certainly all this hundred-degree weather is not forcing people to get out and do anything," Goetz says. "I'm not looking through my closet for clothes. I'm grabbing what I need and going out the door, so I'm not cleaning it out like I would. I also think the economy has affected people. We're now keeping our clothes until we've worn them out."
Click here to find the Goodwill location nearest you where you can donate or shop.
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